By Robin Gibson
Asheville-based, self-described "Carolina Hard Drivin' String Band" Town Mountain brings their unique blend of homegrown, soulful, honky-tonk style bluegrass to fans at the Charleston Pour House tonight for a one-night engagement, Saturday, July 14th. Tickets can be purchased at the door but save time and money grabbing them here. The band counts among its many influences Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia and lyricist, Robert Hunter, to iconic, vintage country stars like Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, and Merle Haggard.
Guitarist and lead singer Robert Greer is joined by Jesse Langlais on banjo, Phil Barker on mandolin, Bobby Britt who plays the fiddle, and Zach Smith on bass. Not familiar? Don't miss another second of getting to know these talented musicians as they discuss the making of their fifth album released in 2016, Southern Crescent, below.
Opening up for them tonight is City Hotel, a bluegrass quartet out of Savannah, Georgia, primed and ready to give fans exactly what they want.
Doors open open at 8 p.m. and show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are general admission; no reserved seating. The venue is standing room only, however, arrangements can be made for special needs patrons in advance by emailing Kim@charlestonpourhouse.com.
Can't make it? Check out the rest of Town Mountain's tour dates for other opportunities to see them live. The band comes off the road in time for the release of their sixth studio album , New Freedom Blues, recorded at the legendary Echo Mountain Studios in Asheville, NC, on October 5, 2018.